15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 18,666

New habits

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Since I've been feeling frustrated over being within 2 lbs of goal for about 2 weeks and not being able to bust through this plateau I decided to take a moment to focus on some really big new habits/changes I have made to my lifestyle over the past couple of months.

1. I no longer drink soda or gatorade. Unless it's an electrolyte passed to me in a small paper cup at mile 8 - I just drink water. And I've only had beer one night in the past 3 weeks (UFC fight night - and it was only 2 beers that I fit into my daily calories). I feel very much in control on the AF front.

2. I no longer eat fast food. I literally can't remember the last night I went through a drive-through for McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arby's, Wendy's - I just don't go anymore.

3. I only drink 1 cup of coffee a day (sometimes 2 on weekends). I used to drink around 3-4 cups a day - all with creamer.

4. Except for Luna Bars and Puffins cereal - I don't really eat packaged foods. No more frozen meals for lunch at work for me! I either bring a salad, sandwich or go to Trader Joe's and get a salad.

5. My morning runs are up to 6.2 miles. They are not every day - but at LEAST every other day. It's been a long time since I took 2 days off - and I don't plan to any time soon. I just surpassed my goal of 100 miles for September this morning!

6. My rock climbing is improving more than ever - I climbed a 5.10 on Tuesday!!!

7. My commute is about 35-40 minutes each way to work. I have a 20oz bottle of water and I always drink a full one during each commute - if I arrive at work or at home and realize I haven't finished it - I chug it before I get out of my car.

8. I make myself breakfast every morning - 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon and fruit (this morning it was 1/2 a white peach!)

9. I log my calories every day. Every calorie. Every day.

10. I eat a greek yogurt every day - they are yummy, they are healthy. As a snack, as a dessert, they help keep you regular and from what I read on the internet (so it must be true) make your tummy flat.

And this is my proposal for a new habit - weighing myself once a week instead of every day. I'm close enough to goal and I need to not be stressing about 2 lbs so much when I have so many other things to be happy about. This blog is my official statement that I will not weigh myself again until NEXT Thursday 10/3. I can do this.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • JBAILEY1122
    Well, I didn't weigh myself this morning! I also bought a book on Kindle last night called "Racing Weight" which focuses more on optimal performance weight (poundage, yes, but also composition - i.e. body fat %). I'm only a couple of chapters in, but enough to see that I need to be eating more or I won't be able to perform well as I'm training for my half marathon, even if that means putting off getting to my goal until after the race (or possibly still getting there - but at a slow pace) - so I'm going to feel free to eat at the top of my calories range as I read on... 1st chapter focused on diet QUALITY - which as listed above in my new habits, I'm getting pretty good at.
    1513 days ago
    You are so active! Great job! Hang in there and you will see those pounds go...
    1513 days ago
    your list of new habits is amazing!!!!!
    You are my hero today....WOW!
    good for you!
    1513 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Wow . . .this is a wonderful list of healthy habits/changes that you have made. You've been very diligent and it has paid off for you! Congratulations!! And I like you proposal for a new habit--leave that scale alone. You're doing fine without it! emoticon
    1513 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by JBAILEY1122